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Gaia : a new look at life on earth

Autor: James Lovelock
Editora: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1995.
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The Gaia hypothesis, first put forth in the mid-1960s, and published in book form in 1975, explores the idea that the life of earth functions as a single organism which actually defines and maintains conditions necessary for its survival. Disclaiming the conventional belief that living matter reacts passively in the face of threats to its existence, Lovelock argues that the earth's living matter - air, ocean, and  Ler mais...
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Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: James Lovelock
ISBN: 0192860305 9780192860309
Número OCLC: 32739748
Notas: Reissued, with a new preface and corrections.
Descrição: xviii, 148 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Responsabilidade: James Lovelock.

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The Gaia hypothesis has had a radical effect on scientific views of evolution and the environment. Lovelock explains this unique conception with a new preface demonstrating how his predictions have  Ler mais...

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"This may turn out to be one of the epochal insights of the 20th century."--CoEvolution Quarterly"The most fascinating book that I have read for a long time....Both original and well-written."--New Ler mais...

 
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